Zak Crawley lives up to Viv Richards’ praise to wrest control from West Indies

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On the eve of the first Test, at the ground that carries his name, the great Sir Vivian Richards was asked about the absence of Jimmy Anderson and Stuart Broad but instead decided to largely ignore the question and deliver a hymn of praise for Zak Crawley.

“A magnificent player,” purred Richards, urging England to give the 24-year-old time to flourish; to accept that, as a tall right-hander with an array of attacking shots at the top of the order, the first phase of his Test career may be hit and miss.

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Written by Ali Martin at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2022/mar/11/west-indies-england-first-test-day-four-match-report under the title “Zak Crawley lives up to Viv Richards’ praise to wrest control from West Indies”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.